Award-winning director Adrian Prospero represents yet another Aussie ‘killing it’ on the international stage. The Australian Director’s Guild and Australian Writer’s Guild member, who broke onto the Aussie scene when he won the Raw Nerve Funding Grant and Revel8 Audience Award over a decade ago, has recently signed on to direct US feature The Clairvoyant, to be produced by James Broadhurst.
The Clairvoyant represents one of many projects the acclaimed multi-hyphenate is working on and expects to bring to the US. Adrian is also known in Australia and Asia for helming big-budget commercials, and is the go-to-guy for Australia’s number one network, Channel Nine.
It helps that White Pixel, Adrian’s company, has joined the ranks of companies similar to other Hollywood A-list directors that not only puts out films, but multi-dimensional content for different mediums and business objectives. In the process, Adrian has developed a reputation for creating jobs in the Australian market for actors, producers, editors and cinematographers when the industry was otherwise on the decline.
“Adrian has helped bring life to the industry when no one else was - he’s literally generated millions for the economy,” one industry insider stated.
Australia, it seems, is lucky to have him but will soon have to look from afar as the exceedingly talented filmmaker is beckoned to America.
“I feel pretty blessed,” Adrian told our editors.
“When I won Revel8 over 10 years ago, it was seemingly the tip of the iceberg at the time. They had a screening for my short film at the iconic Astor theatre in mount Lawley as part of the Perth Film Festival, and we won Audience Choice! I was so happy at the time, and just knew that if I could continue making a living at it and making films, I’d be happy. To be working on multiple projects still excites me like it did when I was a kid.”
Indeed, there’s no doubt Adrian is at the top of his field internationally, and at long last sees America as something he can give back to in a way that the industry has supported him.
“It feels great to have projects and companies lined up I can use my skills at - that’s the biggest compliment for any artist. We get paid to wait around, but I think most creatives joke we’d pay to act or write or direct any day.”
Adrian’s hard-work is clearly paying off, and audiences should look to be thrilled by The Clairvoyant in the next year on its release.
Prospero recently judged at the Washington West Film Festival, after spending a year touring the festival circuit with several projects: award-winning comedy series Unrealty and thriller The Hunt.